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22-08-19 MAG reveals Leicestershire Police national motorcycle theft ranking by UK police force area, following delayed FOI response
MAG released a national police force ranking system for motorcycle theft in August. Two forces failed to respond to FOI requests within the time restraints. Leicestershire Police have now responded and the details have been analysed.
 
05-08-19 MAG releases first of its kind national motorcycle theft rankings by UK police force area.
MAG has released a national police force ranking system for motorcycle theft. Following analysis of Freedom of Information responses the most complete picture of the national levels of motorcycle theft are now available for all to see.
 
23-07-19 MAG expresses deep disappointment with the DfT 2019 Road Safety Statement
The Department for Transport (DfT) published its 2019 Road Safety Statement and 2-year action plan on 19th July. The Motorcycle Action Group has been critical of what it sees as a lack of substance and ambition for motorcyclists’ safety.
 
10-07-19 How many pre-Euro3 motorcycles need to be charged to offset NOx emissions from an Airbus A320?
The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) has expressed anger on discovering that the proposed Heathrow Ultra Low Emission Zone (HULEZ) will include a charge on older motorcycles.
 
04-07-19 MAG demands that TfL investigate the reasons for higher risks for London motorcyclists.
MAG has revealed its own analysis into the “safety in numbers” concept and, in the process, uncovered some uncomfortable truths.
 
19-06-19 MAG welcomes New DVSA videos to help learner drivers improve motorcyclist awareness
MAG has welcomed news of an initiative to help learner drivers be more aware of motorcycles on the road. A new set of training aids in the form of videos has been launched by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).
 
13-06-19 MAG refuses to back down on ULEZ
MAG has received a belated response from Transport for London following two formal letters to Mayor Sadiq Khan. Following a review of the response, MAG continues to press for greater clarity and common sense to be applied.
 
22-05-19 MAG meets Secretary of State for Transport
Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Transport, met the Motorcycle Action Group to discuss transport policy, the environment and the role of motorcycles in reducing emissions.
 
29-04-19 MAG calls for suspension of ULEZ charges for motorcycles
MAG has formally requested a suspension of charges on motorcycles in the new London Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) citing the flawed evidence used to justify the charge.
 
25-04-19 MAG welcomes Highways England for Superbike outreach
MAG welcomes Highways England’s attendance at the British Superbike Championship in Silverstone.
 
12-04-19 MAG slams TfL’s ‘guilty until proven innocent’ approach to ULEZ
MAG’s Director of Campaigns & Political Engagement, Colin Brown, has expressed outrage that motorcyclists in London are being treated as guilty until proven innocent by Transport for London (TfL) and London’s Mayor, Sadiq Khan.
 
10-04-19 MAG brands industry standard emissions calculator unfit for purpose
Following repeated claims from Transport for London (TfL) that “individually, motorcycles can be highly polluting”, MAG has demanded that TfL produce evidence to back this claim.
 
19-03-19 Open house event for potential new reps
This Saturday, 23rd March 2019, MAG Chair, Selina Lavender, is holding an open house event in a bid to attract new MAG Reps.
 
28-02-19 MAG says: Keep Calm and Carry On
Reports were flying around parts of the press and social media yesterday of a new EU ruling meaning on-board restricting computers will be fitted to all new motorcycles to stop them speeding. The reports were not accurate
 
26-02-19 MAG to contribute to Young Driver Focus conference
MAG is participating in a one-day event for road safety professionals to consider ways to reduce collisions and casualties among young, less experienced bikers.
 
19-02-19 MAG asks for clarification on Sadiq’s ”Scrap for Cash” scheme
In a flurry of Valentine’s Day media, Sadiq Khan announced that he plans to double his “Scrap for Cash” polluting vehicle fund, stating that the “£48 million combined scheme will help scrap older vans for the capital’s micro-business owners and help low-income Londoners scrap older cars”. MAG asks “Will the Mayor extend the love by confirming that the fund will also assist the owners of older motorcycles?”
 
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